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Get started on your coding or cyber security journey.

Getting started with your coding or cyber security journey at Eleven Fifty Academy is easy! There are two things you can immediately do to get the process started in applying for one of our bootcamps. You can fill out an online application or you can schedule a virtual meeting with an Advisor. If you have questions regarding your GI Bill® benefits, our team will also be able to walk you through the process for your GI Bill funding.

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Coding Bootcamp for Veterans

What Are The Benefits of Free Coding Classes for Veterans?

The Benefits of Free Coding Classes for Veterans

Fortunately for the coding-curious out there, Eleven Fifty has free classes to help prospective students learn more about our bootcamp programs. There are many benefits to joining a free class before signing up for a bootcamp. You’ll have an opportunity to ask questions, will connect with our educators, and will be able to sample what a real coding class will look like once you enroll in a bootcamp.

Ask Your Burning Questions

Joining a coding bootcamp is a great idea for anyone who wants to break into the world of information technology, but it’s a unique and intensive program. The free coding class will allow you time to ask questions about the day-to-day bootcamp operations and will help you understand what to expect as a programming student at Eleven Fifty.

Meet Our Instructors

Our educators are what makes our bootcamps shine. In your free coding class, you’ll meet our instructors and will get a sense of how they run their courses. It’s helpful for prospective students to connect with instructors before making a decision to join a bootcamp, and we recommend taking advantage of the opportunity before starting a full course.

Dip Your Toes In

Enrolling in a bootcamp for a specialized subject is a big commitment if you’re aren’t already somewhat familiar with what coding is all about. Joining a free introductory class will give you a sense of what it’s like to become a coder and to see if it’s really for you. We want you to know what you’re getting yourself into, and a free class is a great way to do just that.

Does Eleven Fifty offer remote courses?

You don’t need to be in Indiana to learn to code! Eleven Fifty now offers online classes & remote-learning for students. So if you’re in Bloomington, Cleveland, Columbus, Ft. Wayne, Evansville, or anywhere else in the U.S., you are eligible!

Which coding courses are free at Eleven Fifty?

Eleven Fifty offers a free Intro to Coding course for prospective students. The online course will explain the two coding bootcamps offered at Eleven Fifty: Web development and software development.

You’ll learn about common languages used by coders including HTML, CSS, and Java, and will gain an understanding of what to expect in the 12-week full-time or 24-week part-time coding bootcamps. We also offer a free intro to cybersecurity online, meant to give you an overview of our full time immersive and part-time cybersecurity courses.

The free coding courses will help former service members determine whether IT training and a career change to computer programming is the right move. It will help answer questions about curriculum, career options for new web developers and software developers, and how to pay for it all.

Does the military pay for certifications?

The military will pay for some of the fees associated with certain certifications. Your GI Bill benefits cover the certification tests you’ll need to become a computer programmer, but you’ll need to fill out an Application for Reimbursement of Licensing or Certification Test Fees (VA Form 22-0803) available on the VA website.

Does the GI Bill pay for this cybersecurity coding bootcamp?

The GI Bill covers tuition for either of Eleven Fifty’s coding courses or cybersecurity bootcamps and provides housing and book stipends for military veterans.

What qualifies a veteran for VA benefits?

According to the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, any veteran who served in the active military, naval, or air force and who was discharged or released under conditions other than dishonorable may qualify for VA educational assistance, including qualifying Reserve and National Guard members. Former service members who qualify for VA benefits are automatically eligible to also receive the GI Bill for education benefits.

Is coding bootcamp worth it in 2021?

One of the best ways to transition to the field of computer science is by attending a coding bootcamp. The GI Bill coding bootcamp is great for veterans pursuing a career in either web or software development: You’ll learn some of the most-used programming languages in the tech industry including HTML, CSS, Python, and JavaScript, and be connected with the Career Services team who can help you find the right career after completing the program. 

The field of computer programming is growing rapidly, and former service members transitioning out of active duty into civilian life are well suited for learning how to code in a bootcamp scenario. Veterans bring many skills to the tech industry, and employers are often drawn to applicants who have military experience.

The immersive and fast-paced learning environment of our bootcamps will be familiar to many veterans who went through basic training programs, giving you a leg-up in building your tech skills.

Will the VA pay for certifications?

The VA will help US military veterans attend a coding bootcamp at Eleven Fifty Academy. As part of the GI Bill, former service members can enroll in either the web development or software development bootcamp for free as part of their VA benefits. The GI Bill will cover full tuition for the 12-week bootcamps, along with housing and book stipends. Eleven Fifty Academy is a non-profit technology academy, making it a great option for GI Bill recipients.

Drew Blincoe
“Eleven Fifty has offered so many things from connections, friends, and provided me with the necessary starting skills to pursue a career that has truly improved my life.”
Drew Blincoe
2018 GRADUATE
Fullstack Developer at SIGMA Equipment, Inc.

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